"Omg!!!! They are the best!!!!! We literally had the best day ever! So much fun, cant believe how amazing it was. You were an absolute superstar, these are so so lovely. Thank you, literally cant get over them!!! I’ll shut up in a minute but my god you're talented. They are honestly so beautiful. Cant stop looking at them. So many details! Amazing!!!" - Elissa + Mike
If you’re looking for a memorable way to celebrate your summer wedding, perhaps consider a tipi wedding at Pauntley Court like Elissa and Mike had. Pauntley Court provides a unique setting which showcases characterful beauty with its peach adorned Country House, as well as its immaculately kept tranquil gardens. Set among the rolling hills of Gloucestershire, Pauntley Court is an exclusive Cotswold wedding venue like no other, and the perfect choice for those looking to celebrate their wedding in the heart of the Cotswolds. (Plus, it’s a Cotswold wedding photographers heaven)
Elissa and Mike went for an intimate celebrant led, outdoor ceremony, set among Pauntley Court's quince trees, arched walkways, and Cotswold views. Guests were bathed in the late summer’s sun, witnessing a union full of emotion and personal touches. The ceremony certainly set the tone for their easy going, relaxed wedding vibe.
To follow: Pimp your own champagne cart and nibbles, lawn games, crisp snack bar, heartfelt speeches, incredible food, a dreamy sunset, fire pits, live band, cocktails and more.
Having a Tipi wedding reception delivered an indoor, outdoor feel to their wedding celebrations. Opting to have the sides of the tipi open allowed for the beautiful surrounding house and gardens to be a part of their wedding décor, colour scheme and overall style. The stunning views were enhanced their choice of fresh summery florals, to match those found in colour palette of the house and orchards. Floral details were incorporated into the stationary, as well as the cake and statement entrance walkway. Fire pits and comfy seating added to the relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests could take a break from the dancing and celebrations, as well as providing a great place for guests to chat and mingle. I could have spent hours photographing such a gorgeous set up!
To top off a beautiful day, we were treated to a showstopper of a sunset, which allowed for Elissa and Mike to step away for a few minutes, stroll hand in hand and just soak up the amazing sunlight, and an incredible day. An opportunity for magical photographs that was not to be missed. These two were a complete joy to photograph. So lovely, happy to go with the flow, and importantly they allowed me the freedom to capture their story in the vibrant way it deserved.
All in all, Elissa and Mike created a cotswold wedding which was thoughtful towards all their guests, inclusive of their surroundings, with a nod to their own personalities through subtle touches too. A seamless balance of love, fun, friends, and family. Exactly as a wedding celebration should be.
This Pauntley Court wedding was an absolutely pleasure to capture. It’s such a wonderful venue and I’m so excited to be back there soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the story of Elissa and Mike's special celebrations.
Big Hugs, Em x
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